Majestic Mountain Records – one of the 2019’s newest underground labels – will launch its first foray into Record Store Day this year with the limited-edition release of Guns, Drugs and Filthy Pictures from cult rockers Devil’s Witches.
Marking the three-year anniversary of the band’s debut album, Velvet Magic, Devil’s Witches may have started out life as a one-man band but has since gone on to build a following and fanbase.
Never one to play by the rules, the band was originally founded by the mysterious multi-instrumentalist, Witchdoctor General, but has since gone on to welcome a number of honorary members into the fold.
For this special two-track release, the ’General is joined once again by The King’s Pistol’s bassist Andy Shardlow, along with latest recruit in lead guitarist Daniel Jones, known online as East London Blues.
With new track ‘Cross My Path, I’ll Cross Your Face’ marking a dramatic shift away from stoner rock to out-and-out, malevolent country requiem, inhabiting the high plains of Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash, the song constructs a narrative based around murder, influenced in no small part by Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven.
Most Devil’s Witches records are now extremely rare commodities, with some collector pressings demanding upwards of hundreds of pounds apiece, but this Record Store Day fans of the band who have championed their music from day one will be able to get their hands on a truly collectable piece of underground rock history when Guns, Drugs and Filthy Pictures lands on 10″ magenta/black splatter vinyl (limited to 1500 copies) on Record Store Day on August 29.
UK Distribution: Plastic Head Distribution (www.plastichead.com)
US/Canada Distribution: MVD Entertainment (https://mvdentertainment.com/)
EU Distribution: Sound Pollution Distribution (www.soundpollutiondistribution.se)